Minors Wrap-Up: Stoneburner Bombed in Return to Trenton

 

Graham Stoneburner was lit up for five runs in his return to the Thunder (Photo Credit: Mike Ashmore)

AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s game against Syracuse was postponed after a power failure hit the Syracuse area. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on August 12th.

AA: Trenton Thunder
Thunder ace Vidal Nuno took to the mound tonight, and was dealt his second loss of the season after allowing three runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings. However, it was Graham Stoneburner who really got roughed up. In his first appearance since May 11, Stoneburner was tagged for five runs (three earned) on six hits while recording just one out. Offensively, Rob Segedin turned in his best performance yet since his promotion to Trenton almost two weeks ago. The 23-year old Jersey native turned in a 3-for-4 performance tonight, including one of Trenton’s two RBIs. Shortstop Yadil Mujica turned in the only other multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 out of the ninth spot in the lineup. David Adams had the Thunder’s only other RBI, a line drive single in the sixth inning.

High-A: Tampa Yankees
Ramon Flores and Kyle Roller led the Yankees offense with three hits a piece, including three RBI for Flores and a solo home run for Roller. Adonis Garcia also pitched in with a 1-for-4 day and an RBI as Tampa downed St. Lucie 8-2. Shane Greene started for Tampa and earned his third win of the season. Greene pitched 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He also struck out six hitters. However, Greene also exhibited some command issues as he walked six batters as well. The bullpen would close out the game with 3.1 scoreless innings.

Class A: Charleston Riverdogs
William Oliver took the loss for Charleston despite giving up just two runs as they were shut out by Asheville by a score of 2-0. Oliver had allowed six hits in five innings of work while striking out four. After he left, the bullpen would shut down Asheville, keeping them from scoring through the remainder of the evening. Charleston couldn’t get much going offensively, managing to put just five runners in scoring position all night. All in all, the Riverdogs scrapped together just six hits, with not one extra base hit among them.

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Dan Pfeiffer

A former University of Scranton student and Ramapo College of New Jersey graduate, Dan majored in Political Science before joining BronxPinstripes. A northern New Jersey native, Dan has followed not only the Yankees, but their Scranton and Trenton affiliates extensively. You can follow Dan on Twitter at @danpfeiffer74.